The Balanced K-9 - Bridgeport, CT
Every dog can be a well-balanced dog with the right direction and guidance.
The majority of our clients came to me because their dog required some amount of behavior modification. Whether the dogs never mastered the foundational skills (i.e. walking calmly at the owners side, relaxing in place without being anxious or needing to greet every guest, etc), failed to learn as a puppy that interactions with humans (no jumping, barking or mouthing) are different from fellow dogs or developed unwanted behaviors (ie guarding food, people, growling, lunging, etc) we have fixed it all.
A 2 to 3 week Behavior Modification program ($1,990 to $2,850) is designed to address minor behavior issues (i.e. jumping, mouthing and counter surfing, etc.) as well as teach basic obedience:
It is NOT for dogs with aggression issues or extreme levels of anxiety or fear.
Depending on the intensity of the dog's issues additional weeks may be required (at $750 per wk). A tailored recommendation will be made based on the initial consultation or shortly after the beginning of training.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Training
Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?
- Pet Behavior Modification
- Dog Obedience Training
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- under 20 lbs
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
- 2 weeks notice required
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
We are based in Connecticut but service New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island as well.
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
Some years ago I was sharing an apartment with a roommate who adopted a Bull Terrier puppy named Astor. She knew nothing about raising a young dog and, as you can image, Astor had all the typical puppy behaviors. He was not house trained, he chewed anything he could get his mouth on and he had every bad behavior a young (or untrained) dog can have: pulling on the leash, jumping, barking, begging for food, counter surfing, mouthing and nipping. I grew up with dogs (a Belgian Shepard, a Dalmatian, and a hound mix) and knew that Astor just needed some guidance to be a wonderful pet. Like many first time owners my roommate lacked the knowledge to help Astor and was mistakenly hoping maturity would magically "fix" him. Since he was not getting any training from my roommate and the situation needed to be addressed, I started to train Astor. Helping Astor was a natural instinct for someone who grew up with dogs and understood their potential. Becoming a trainer was not part of my carrier plan at that time but sometimes your passion finds you. No matter the breed, the age, or the sex all dogs simply need some clear guidance to become cherished members of a family
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
We own four dogs and a cat so we are crazy dog people